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Selected Important Safety Information

Who should not take Levemir®?

Do not take Levemir® if:

  • You have an allergy to Levemir® or any of the ingredients in Levemir®.

How should I take Levemir®?

  • Read the Instructions for Use and take exactly as directed.
  • Know the type and strength of your insulin. Do not change your insulin type unless your health care provider tells you to.
  • Check your blood sugar levels. Ask your health care provider what your blood sugar levels should be and when you should check them.
  • Do not share needles, insulin pens, or syringes. You may give or get an infection from another person.
  • Never inject Levemir® into a vein or muscle.
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If eligible, pay no more than $25 for each Levemir® prescription for up to 2 years with a Novo Nordisk Instant Savings Card.a

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Instantly calculate your prescription co-pay

Levemir® is covered on most health insurance plans, including most Medicare plans. Our co-pay calculator lets you know immediately what your responsibility will be for the cost of Levemir®.

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Other options for financial assistance with your diabetes care

Insurance reimbursement

Today, many people may receive reimbursement for their insulin. If you need assistance with reimbursement for Levemir®, you can contact our call center at 1-800-727-6500.

Please have all of your insurance information available when you call.

This includes both:

Diabetes Patient Assistance Program

Novo Nordisk is committed to helping people with diabetes by making our products available to people who need but cannot afford them. People with diabetes who meet the eligibility requirements can receive Levemir® or any other Novo Nordisk product free of charge with no time limits, as long as they maintain their eligibility.

You can find the Patient Assistance Program application and guidelines at the Novo Nordisk Diabetes Resource website, or get more information from a program representative by calling 1-866-310-7549.

Medicare Part D

Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage is a prescription drug benefit through Medicare. If you’re enrolled in Medicare and your Part D plan includes Levemir®, a portion of the cost of Levemir® may be covered.

If you’d like to find out if you’re eligible for this coverage, contact your State Health Insurance Assistance Program, or call Medicare at 1-800-633-4227.

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Important Safety Information

Who should not take Levemir®?

Do not take Levemir® if:

Before taking Levemir®, tell your health care provider about all your medical conditions including, if you are:

Talk to your health care provider about how to manage low blood sugar.

How should I take Levemir®?

What should I avoid while taking Levemir®?

What are the possible side effects of Levemir®?

Serious side effects can lead to death, including:

Low blood sugar. Some signs and symptoms include:

Your insulin dose may need to change because of:

Other common side effects may include:

Get emergency medical help if you have:

Please click here for Levemir® Prescribing Information.

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit, or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

Levemir® is a prescription medication.

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